HDAnywhere has given its most popular matrices a significant boost for 2019, with the HDA MHUB U matrix systems now supporting 18G; enabling the units to play 4K HDR content from devices such as the Apple TV, Sky Q and Ultra HD Blu-ray players.  

Uncompressed HDMI 2.0 signals are supported via MHUB U’s HDMI I/O supporting 4K UHD HDR content up-to 18G with zero compression. Tipping point compression (TPC) technology is automatically activated on the long-range HDBaseT links, only when higher-than 9G video is detected (tipping-point).

MHUB U models also feature uControl, which gives universal room-to-room control of connected input sources and TVs via a dedicated app or Alexa for no additional cost. Users can turn on the TV and adjust the volume, select sources and control them, play and pause, navigate guides and menus and finally turn everything off in the room when leaving – all via the free uControl remote app. Remote monitoring via the HDA Cloud helps to minimise return site visits, and pros can also select which zone output to extract the multichannel or stereo audio.

Chris Pinder, founder of HDAnywhere, said of the newly upgraded MHUB U, “We continue to innovate MHUB’s features and functions to offer more and more for installers and users alike. Delivering superior value in the marketplace, MHUB U is unmatched on features vs. cost. TPC is a fantastic technology that delivers a pragmatic and cost-effective solution to getting 9G+ video over Cat with no discernable difference to the viewer.”

MHUB U 431/862 is HDCP 2.2 (4×4/8×8) matrix switchers, sharing four/eight 4K HDR HDMI media sources to 3/6 long-range screen zones via Cat6 cable up to 40m for 4K or 70m for 1080p, and 1 or 2 via HDMI cabling.

HDA’s uControl App can be downloaded from the iOS App Store or Google Play now. It also has a demo-mode for getting an understanding of the uControl experience, without the need to even own an MHUB.

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